Promoting resiliency in adolescent girls through adventure programming
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Contributor(s):: Anja Whittington, Jeffery E. Aspelmeier, Nadine W. Budbill
This study examined whether participation in an adventure program increased the resiliency of adolescent girls. Eighty-seven girls who participated in Dirt Divas, a non-profit, adventure program, completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents® before and after their...
Girls' Challenge Seeking: How Outdoor Exposure Can Support Girls in Taking Positive Risks
Contributor(s):: Kallen Tsikalas, Karyn L. Martin
Student perceptions of animal use in society
Contributor(s):: Bennett-Wimbush, K., Amstutz, M. D., Willoughby, D.
The purpose of this study was to determine the demographic characteristics that affect students' attitudes regarding animal use. Incoming freshman (n=136) completed a 20-question survey (Likert scale 1-5; range 20-100, summed and reported as a composite score) regarding perceptions of animal use,...
Experiencia del Programa CanVivir: Un estudio desde la voz de las jovenes participantes pertenecientes al Centro de Detencion y Tratamiento Social de Ponce
Contributor(s):: Lasanta Bondy, Adriana
Unseating the Myth of a Girl and Her Horse, Now That's True Grit
Contributor(s):: Spry, Tami
Drowning (in) Kittens: The Reproduction of Girlhood in Victorian America
Contributor(s):: Barnes, Elizabeth
The Chewed Chair Leg And The Empty Collar: Mementos Of Pet Ownership In New England
Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Nancy C.
Attitudes toward animals: a study of Portuguese children
Contributor(s):: Almeida, A., Vasconcelos, C., Strecht-Ribeiro, O.
In this study we analyzed the attitudes toward different animals in 210 Portuguese children: 107 boys and 103 girls, aged between 8 and 10 years, attending the 3rd and 4th years of primary school. We used a questionnaire with two distinct parts. In the first part, the children were asked about...
Dogs' features strongly affect people's feelings and behavior toward them
Contributor(s):: Gazzano, A., Zilocchi, M., Massoni, E., Mariti, C.
Dogs are a strong appeal for people. The aim of this research was to assess whether different dog features affect people's feelings and behavior toward them. Three puppies (1 Labrador retriever, 1 golden retriever, and 1 Border collie), 7 average adult dogs (3 small, 2 medium, and 2 large), and 2...
Attitudes toward animals among German children and adolescents
Contributor(s):: Binngiesser, J., Wilhelm, C., Randler, C.
Pet ownership, dog types and attachment to pets in 9-10 year old children in Liverpool, UK
| Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Boddy, L. M., Stratton, G., German, A. J., Gaskell, R. M., Coyne, K. P., Bundred, P., McCune, S., Dawson, S.
The relationship between adolescent girls and horses: Implications for equine-assisted therapies
| Contributor(s):: Toukonen, Margaret Cuffari
Animal-assisted therapy with female juvenile offenders within a residential treatment setting
| Contributor(s):: Cobaleda-Kegler, Janice
Conflict and connection: A theoretical and evaluative study of an equine-assisted psychotherapy program for at-risk and delinquent girls
| Contributor(s):: Foley, Allison Jan
Effects of horseback riding on depression and self-esteem in adolescent girls
| Contributor(s):: Hemenway, Robin
Horse girl: An archetypal study of women, horses, and trauma healing
| Contributor(s):: Held, Catherine Anne
Horse stories: Rethinking the human-animal divide
| Contributor(s):: Hansen, Natalie Corinne
Childhood cruelty to animals: do mothers' and fathers' reports agree?
| Contributor(s):: Xu, XiaoYan, Mellor, D., Wong, J.
This study investigates, for the first time, the concordance between mothers' and fathers' reports of cruelty to animals by their child. Seven hundred parental dyads recruited through schools in Chengdu, China, completed the Chinese version of the Children's Attitudes and Behaviors towards...
The strange animal situation test
| Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Deleau, M., Lemonnier, E., Hausberger, M.
Many tools assess the reactions of humans encountering familiar or unfamiliar partners or environments. Companion animals belong to our everyday environment and influence our lives. Whereas many standardized tools test companion animals' reactions to humans, few evaluate humans' reactions to...
Effects of having pets at home on children's attitudes toward popular and unpopular animals
| Contributor(s):: Prokop, P., Tunnicliffe, S. D.
Having pets at home provides various social, health, and educational benefits to children. The question of how keeping pets at home affects the attitudes of children toward wild animals still has not been answered, due to various methodological issues, such as ignorance of some attitude...